The Comprehensive Guide to Renting with HyreCar

Uber and Lyft are taking off.

It’s the new way to make a good, consistent income. You get to work on your watch, enjoy flexible hours and meet different, interesting people every day.

However, you need a car. Since you will need a car to work, having one is a pretty vital aspect of working for either company, right? If you don’t have a car, you might have already dismissed the idea. No car, no work.

That’s where HyreCar comes in.

HyreCar is a peer-to-peer car sharing market place that allows local car owners to rent their idle vehicles to Uber and Lyft drivers safely, securely and reliably. It’s an extremely efficient system that allows this process to be simple and straightforward.

So if you’re considering driving for Uber or Lyft, this is the place to start.

Let’s take a look at what you need to do to get renting with HyreCar.

The Comprehensive Guide to Renting with HyreCar

Things to Know

Before we dive right into the step-by-step process, let’s take a look at the reasons why HyreCar is the rental company to go with:

  • We are contract-free. There’s nothing you need to sign and commit to. The process is easy, flexible and hassle-free. To get your first booking started, head over to our marketplace.
  • To make the commitment even less frightening, we do car rentals on a day-to-day basis. This means if you haven’t worked for Uber or Lyft before, you can give it a chance and rent a car with us to see if you like it. If you don’t, you can return the car after a couple of days, no strings attached.
  • We have an extensive range of cars to choose from. This gives you options to explore Uber and Lyft’s various services and decide on the type of vehicle that’s going to suit you best.
  • Since we have an open marketplace, our car owners decide the prices of their vehicles. This means they are competing against one another, which ensures you get an affordable, economical price for your rented car.
  • Insurance is already covered. We don’t charge extra for coverage – it’s already factored into the final price you pay.
  • Speaking of insurance, it’s full coverage. This means that if you have an accident, you’re entirely covered – no fine print.
  • Most vehicle owners set high mileage caps (or none at all). This means you can work longer shifts without accumulating hidden costs.

Now that we’re clear on the basics, let’s get into the step-by-step guide that will show you how to rent a car through HyreCar.

The Step-By-Step Process of Renting a Car Through Us:

The Comprehensive Guide to Renting with HyreCar


Step 1: Decide on a Car

  1. Visit to see the full range of vehicles we have available and decide which one you would like to rent. It’s extremely user-friendly.
  2. You will see an orange tag on top of the image of the car that says “Book Now.” Click here to book the vehicle of your choosing.
  3. It will then ask you to input the dates you would like to rent the car for. Remember, you have to rent the car for a minimum of two days.

Note: Feel free to book 5-10 cars that you like – you will only be charged for the first vehicle you are approved for. By doing this, you only increase your chances of getting on the road exactly when you want to.

The Comprehensive Guide to Renting with HyreCar


Step 2: Background Check, Deposit, and Required Documents

  1. You will now be asked to put in your payment information. Please note that if you’re using a debit card, an additional $200 will be held as a fully refundable deposit.
  2. Once you confirm the booking, we will run a quick background check (for new drivers only), which normally takes a few hours.
  3. Once your application is approved by the car owner, you will receive the three documents that you will be required to upload to your Uber and/or Lyft driver accounts. The three documents include: vehicle registration, 19-point inspection, and your rideshare insurance.

Note: Your insurance will be sent to you 24 hours before you are scheduled to pick up your vehicle. If you decide to pay with a credit card, you will not be charged the $200 deposit, but we will simply keep the card on file for any incidentals that may occur.

The Comprehensive Guide to Renting with HyreCar


Step 3: Pick up your Car

Now for the part where you start making some money:

  1. Make sure you have your documents uploaded and verified by Uber and/or Lyft prior to picking up the vehicle so that you can start making money as soon as you pick up.
  2. You’ll need to get in touch with the car owner and arrange a day and time to meet so you can pick up the car.
  3. Do a thorough walk-around inspection of the vehicle to ensure there is no damage to the car before you start driving it – this will avoid any misdirected blame. You can even take photos of any surface damage or dents to protect yourself further.

If you’ve done the steps above, then your car is road ready!

The Comprehensive Guide to Renting with HyreCar

Step 4: Extending your Rental Time or Returning your Car

You’ve got two options when your rental time is up – either extend your rental or return it.

Extending your rental is effortless. All you have to do is go to your driver dashboard on our website, find your current rental, and click the button that says “extend.” You may choose to extend your rental daily, weekly, or monthly – the option is yours! The best thing about it is the insurance gets automatically extended, so there’s nothing else you need to do but keep making money.

If you would prefer not to renew your rental time and return the car, you need to arrange your drop off time and day with the owner. After you meet and the owner does a walk-around inspection of the vehicle, they will click “confirm drop-off” either through our app or on our website. It is essential that you do this – otherwise you risk being charged late fees.

Starting out your career with HyreCar is only just the beginning.

Before you know it, you’ll be making a regular income and enjoying curious conversations with interesting people, all from the comfort of your rented car.

There’ll be no shortage of exciting work stories.

Still need a car to drive for Uber or Lyft? Head over to our marketplace today so we can help you get on the road!

If you haven’t already started the application process to work for either company, make sure you do it as soon as you can. It’s an in-depth process, so being as prepared as possible will help things run smoothly.

To get the ball rolling with Uber or Lyft, just click here:

By | 2019-04-18T15:00:35+00:00 December 26th, 2017|17 Comments


  1. Charity Lamb February 10, 2018 at 10:25 pm - Reply

    Waiting for a car

    • Reese Moulton February 12, 2018 at 6:39 pm - Reply

      We would love to help you get on the road! Please visit to create an account and then you will be able to begin booking a vehicle. If you have any questions or need any assistance after creating an account, please email or give us a call at (213) 269-5330.

  2. Robert Perez July 13, 2018 at 10:08 pm - Reply

    What if I don’t have the funds on me right at the moment does that mean I can’t rent a car or apply for the job?

    • Aidan McKevitt July 17, 2018 at 12:44 pm - Reply

      Hi Robert! Rental costs are due up front but you can always extend as you earn driving with Uber/Lyft. Thank you for asking!

  3. Lois Cotton August 30, 2018 at 6:21 am - Reply

    Am I allowed to use the car for personal reasons?

    • Manny B. August 30, 2018 at 3:54 pm - Reply

      Hello Lois,

      Due to insurance purposes, you must be a ridesharing driver and have an active account. If you intend on driving for a rideshare company and use it for personal use as well then that is completely fine.

  4. Lois Cotton August 30, 2018 at 6:23 am - Reply

    Am I allowed to deliver food from companies like UberEats, etc?

    • Manny B. August 30, 2018 at 6:15 pm - Reply

      Hi Lois! Of course, you can rent one of our vehicles to deliver food with services such as Postmates, UberEats or Grubhub.

  5. Raymond Gutierrez November 11, 2018 at 11:12 pm - Reply

    I am a Proud UBER DRIVER in need of a car so U may return to my forfilling job as an UBER driver!!! Prior to my present circumstances, I was driving for a company by the name UL car rentals. I love the owner and his idea to bring ride sharring to New Mexico where there are hardly any Ride Sharring Companies! There were insurance issues the company was facing and unfortunatly it is tempary out of business. I had to return the 2010 Mecury Millian I was driving for UBER. Since then I have asperations for Ride Sharring to make its way to Albuquerque, NM. I would be more than willing to help in any way that I can. I would really like to have your vehicle to Ranch as I drive Uber doing what I love and making the world a better place!!! If you would please I’m kind of get back to me I would greatly appreciate it!! I would say that this is about my third message to hire car trying to get through so that I can have a vehicle to drive Uber to make a living and also support my family!
    Greatly Appreciated,
    Raymond Gutierrez

    • Manny B. November 12, 2018 at 11:29 pm - Reply

      Hi Raymond! We can definitely help you. Please visit to create an account and then you will be able to begin searching for a vehicle in your specific area. If you have any questions or need any assistance after creating an account, please email or give us a call at (213) 269-5330.

    • jesslyn November 28, 2018 at 5:11 pm - Reply

      Hi Raymond, we would love to help you get on the road! Please visit to create an account and then you will be able to begin searching for a vehicle in your specific area. If you have any questions or need any assistance after creating an account, please email or give us a call at (213) 269-5330.

  6. James William Hogue April 19, 2019 at 3:01 pm - Reply

    Can i use car to commute to my main job as well as drive ride share or any other relevant personal use?

    • aliharim June 21, 2019 at 9:21 am - Reply

      Hello James, yes you can. The vehicles are insured for work and personal use!

  7. Pam May 28, 2019 at 2:09 pm - Reply

    How old do you need to be to rent a car from you?

    • aliharim June 20, 2019 at 4:42 pm - Reply

      Hello Pam, you have to be at least 21 to rent with Hyrecar!

  8. Virginia L Hayes May 31, 2019 at 9:21 pm - Reply

    Hello, I have signed up but have emailed several questions but havent heard back yet. I drive primarily for Zum and also for Uber/Ubereats, lyft and Doordash. Zum is where I got the Hyrecar suggestion from along with 2 other rental names. I want to confirm before I rent that the insurance fully covers the vehicle on the zum platform and that my name appears on the insurance doc. This is a Zum requirement. I also need to know what the insurance deductible is for that coverage.

    I need to get back on the road asap. I also tried calling the number and g*t a busy signal.
    Thanks for your time.

    Ginger Hayes

    • aliharim June 20, 2019 at 9:50 am - Reply

      Hello, your name does appear on the insurance document you receive from us. Did you still need a call or help?

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